Posts Tagged ‘South America’

My journey to Bolivia for Hermès is out

Le Monde d’Hermès just published my account of my breathtaking trip to the salt flats of Uyuni

On the Mario Testino exhibit in Buenos Aires

In Mario Testino’s work everyone always looks like they’re having fun

Susanita in Mar Del Plata, Argentina, 1914

A too-grown-up girl bearing a Diane Arbus expression a century ago on an Argentine beach


A few moments in the life of Hugo Chávez

A Venezuelan revolutionary to some, a dictator to others, but always colorful

Photographing Cusco and the Sacred Valley in Peru

From Machu Picchu to the salt ponds of Salineras and the procession of the Virgen del Rosario

The new Le Monde d’Hermès looks at Inca stonemasonry

The Inca were an exceptionally advanced civilization yet, technologically, still in the Bronze Age


Portraits from Lima, Peru, 1916

Tiny pictures from Peru of men in uniform and the women they courted

What to make of this 19th C. Arab-Chinese-Peruvian portrait?

Long distance cultural exchange began much earlier than we sometimes imagine

Robert Clark’s extraordinary photos of Peru

They are beautiful but also temporally confusing in unexpected ways


Reading the 1913 report on the discovery of Machu Picchu

How did Hiram Bingham ‘discover’ the Lost City of the Incas? He asked directions. Typical

Salvador Allende and ‘The Battle of Chile’

‘The Battle of Chile’ is one of the greatest records of a revolutionary political moment ever filmed